Crown Bioscience Expands Operations

Existing Facility will become Centre of Excellence for Hormonal Oncology and Step up European Operations

12-Jan-2015 - United Kingdom

Crown Bioscience, Inc. has announced that it will double the capacity of the recently acquired PRECOS (Preclinical oncology Services Limited) facility and will rename the site Crown Bioscience UK Ltd. (Crown UK). In addition, it was announced that Mike Prosser, Executive Director at Crown Bioscience has been appointed General Manager for Europe, responsible for leading both  the next stage of its UK development as well as Crown’s continued growth in Europe. These moves mark the completion of the PRECOS merger into the Crown organization, while the increased capacity represents a significant investment and long-term commitment to both its UK and European businesses.

The expansion of the Nottingham site will see the facility nearly double its operational footprint, encompassing both in vitro and in vivo capabilities, and is scheduled for formal opening on February 13th 2015. In parallel, the UK site will now become Crown's center of excellence for models of Hormone Related Cancers (Breast, Prostate, Ovarian), while continuing to provide a wide variety of oncology services - both on-site and through accessing the global Crown network - to clients around the world

Dr. Jean-Pierre Wery, President of Crown Bioscience, commented; “Since the acquisition, Crown has been working to fully integrate the talents and resources of the company into the organization. These changes, in particular the opening of the new facility, will help us lead the way in the study of Hormone Related Cancers, as well as strengthening our position in Europe.”

Mike Prosser, the newly appointed GM, added; “Since the merger, investment in Crown UK has been key to the advancement of Crown Bioscience’s service portfolio, such as the development of an irradiation treatment platform for preclinical screening of drug-irradiation combination therapies. In 2015 we aim to continue our expansion of service provision, complimenting both the new therapeutic focus and expanded capacity of Crown UK, and in doing so leveraging and supplementing Crown’s arsenal of services and capabilities.”

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